2004 Volkswagen Passat Owner's Manual

2004 Volkswagen Passat Owner's Manual
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One of the key features is the transition to the improved PQ46 platform, previously used on the Audi A4. Therefore, the body received smoother and more modern lines. In addition, if the predecessor had a longitudinal engine, now it was installed transversely. This made its changes to the differential. Previously, a Torsen differential was used here, but now they decided to integrate a multi-plate Haldex Traction clutch instead.

Changes, pros, cons

The Haldex system is the subject of controversy among many owners. She is completely satisfied with some, while others are annoyed by her behavior. The control of the machine has become similar to that of front-wheel drive cars. The system does not always work, because the sensors that monitor the slippage of the axle often work with a delay. This defect was corrected in later model years.

All the advantages of the model are fully revealed in more expensive versions of the configuration. For example, in the Highline variant, the interior was upholstered in leather with Alcantara, as well as an improved Climatronic “climate”. In more expensive trim levels, the manufacturability of the machine is revealed.

Competitors

Direct competitors of the 2004 Volkswagen Passat are Honda Accord, KIA Optima and Audi A4.

Other owner’s manuals

You can also view or download in PDF owner’s manuals for other generations of the Volkswagen Passat – VW Passat B9 Owner’s Manual, VW Passat B8 Owner’s Manual, VW Passat B7 Owner’s Manual, VW Passat B6 Owner’s Manual.